Monday, November 7, 2011

The Movie Club: Bill Cunningham New York


"We all get dressed for Bill."

Why on earth would Vogue Editor Anna Wintour make such a statement? And about a man in a ratty, blue, street-sweeper smock no less? Well it’s high time you met Bill Cunningham, the cycling fashion encyclopedia and street photographer extraordinaire.

As the New York Times’ tireless photographer for over 30 years, Bill has crisscrossed Manhattan countless times to bring readers his signature mix of high society and street fashion. The spritely octogenarian (really!) has an utterly infectious joie de vivre that simply leaps off the screen in Richard Press’ beautiful tribute to Bill and the bustling city captured in his photographs.

Join me, Alice Tynan, Movie Clubber Oscar Hillerstrom and Empire Magazine’s David Michael Brown for our own little onscreen love letter to Bill. For this is truly one of the most charming documentaries you’ll see this year!

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